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Redland Snapshot – Wednesday 10 September

Glossy Black-Cockatoo annual survey

Volunteer workshops: 20 & 27 September

We’re calling for volunteers to help with the annual survey of the Glossy Black-Cockatoo. One of the more threatened cockatoo species in Australia, it’s listed as a vulnerable species in Queensland.

Although the count isn’t until Sunday 19 October, volunteers need to attend a workshop beforehand. The first ones are 20 and 27 September.

To book into a workshop or find out more 3824 8611 visit www.indigiscapes.com.au


School holiday fun coming us!

From spotlighting and a bush tucker tour to kids’ workshops and crafty stories, there’s a great range of activities to suit kids of all ages this school holidays. All activities are free or low-cost and you need to book for some.

For dates, details and booking information go to:


Birders bushwalk

Join the local Luke Street Bushcare Group as they explore the diversity of birds along Eprapah Creek. You will be amazed by the sounds, colours and sizes of the local birdlife.

When: Saturday 20 September, 2.30pm – 4pm
Where: Luke Street (eastern end), Thornlands
Includes: Bird walk followed by free afternoon tea
Bring: Binoculars, sun-smart clothing, closed-in shoes and drinking water

To book, phone IndigiScapes on 3824 8611 or email chantel.major@redland.qld.gov.au by 18 September.


Stay safe from swooping birds

Spring signals the beginning of bird nesting season. Magpies and other birds such as plovers and butcherbirds may swoop. Swooping is a warning signal and is their way of protecting their young.

Visit www.indigiscapes.com.au for more information and safety tips during swooping season.


Meet our ‘Wonderful Wildlife’

IndigiScapes celebrates Save the Koala month!

Enjoy a family fun day out and learn about our wonderful wildlife. Come dressed as your favourite animal for our fashion parade at 12.30pm, prizes for best dressed!

When: Friday 26 September, 10am – 2pm
Where: IndigiScapes Centre, Runnymede Road, Capalaba
Free: Meet a koala and wedge tailed eagle, wildlife presentations, art classes, colouring-in competition and craft
Information: Phone 3824 8611 or visit www.indigiscapes.com.au


Check your water meter

Meter reading is almost complete for the October rate notice. Checking your water meter weekly or monthly can help you monitor your usage and detect water leaks early, saving you water and money. It’s easy – turn off all taps around your home and record all numbers from the meter. Do not use any water for at least two hours then check to see if the meter dials have changed since your first reading.


Open meetings

General Meeting – Wednesday 17 September, 9.30am

Redlands Snapshot – Tuesday 10 June

Redlands Biggest Onesie Challenge

Raise money for homeless this Friday 13 June

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams is calling on everyone to don their onesies this Friday 13 June and help raise money for the estimated 100,000 homeless in Australia.

It’s easy to get involved – wear your favourite onesie or PJs on Friday and make a donation to Vinnies CEO Sleepout (St Vincent de Paul) in collection tins at Council Customer Service Centres and Libraries and other locations around Redlands. You can also donate through our website.

Share your onesie selfie on Instagram  – #RedlandsOnesie


NAIDOC Week Display

Request for War Memorabilia

Council will host an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Serving Country – Centenary and Beyond display during NAIDOC Week (7 – 12 July) at Cleveland Library. We are seeking local photographs, small artefacts and/or stories which relate to all wars in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders served Country.

Council is also seeking names of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander servicemen and servicewomen for a Redlands ‘Honour Roll’ poster. To contribute memorabilia or add a name to this display, contact Di Andrews: di.andrews@redland.qld.gov.au or phone 3829 8914


Doing business with Council

Free information session for suppliers

Council is hosting a suppliers’ information session offering businesses the chance to learn how Council procures goods and services and how you can maximise your business opportunities with Council.

This session will outline our procurement policies, how Council offers business opportunities and tips for submitting tenders and quotes.

When: Monday 16 June 2014, 1 – 3pm
Where: Stradbroke Rooms, first floor, Council’s Cleveland Administrative Building, Corner Middle & Bloomfield Streets, Cleveland
RSVP: email your name, business name and contact details by 11.00am Monday 16 June
beverley.bancroft@redland.qld.gov.au or phone 3829 8645.


Waste safety message

EPIRB disposal

Council cannot accept Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs) at Waste Transfer Stations or in kerbside waste bins. Incorrect disposal can cause serious safety issues or trigger false distress alarms wasting taxpayers’ money and valuable resources.

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority advises unwanted or expired EPIRBS can be taken to any Battery World store for free disposal. The nearest store in the Redlands is at Capalaba. For more information visit the Australian Maritime Safety Authority website.


Check your water meter

Checking your water meter weekly or monthly can help you monitor your usage and detect water leaks early, saving you water and money. It’s easy to do – turn off all taps around your home and record all numbers from the meter. Do not use water any water for at least 2 hours then check to see whether the meter dials have changed since your first reading.


Open meetings

Wednesday 25 June – General Meeting, 9.30am